Forget about office life. We work from home during a pandemic. Working and spending a lot of time at home can be very stressful. However, we can make it more enjoyable and comfortable. How to create better conditions for home office?
What are the recommended practices once back home after outdoor activities?
Thorough hand hygiene: washing hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand gel, should be performed before touching surfaces, items, pets, and people within the household environment. (Source: WHO)
Before we get down to business, one more thing – you have to leave the house? Don’t forget to read how to travel during pandemic.
Smart gadgets for better home office
Before we move on to technology… take care of your well-being and the environment. It’s really relaxing to watch the plants. If you remember the NASA Clean Air Study program, you know that plants purify the air of many harmful compounds. Plants can be a great complement to air purifiers.
But wait. Does this plant levitate? Yes, why not? It’s a bit mesmerizing.
But let’s go back to tech…
Upgrade router for faster internet connection
You can’t work from home without internet. On the other hand, working on a slow internet will be irritating and less efficient. The load on the Internet network during the lockdown increased significantly and its performance decreased. Ensure fast network operation thanks to a router supporting the latest Wi-Fi 6 (ax) standard. Of course, other devices (such as a laptop or smartphone) must also support the standard in this version.
If you want to get a good use of your new router you should contact your internet provider.
Improve quality of video conferences
If your laptop has a low quality webcam and you look like a blur at video conferences, it’s time to get a new webcam – preferably 1080p (Full HD quality). The same goes for a microphone – external webcams usually offer better sound quality than built-in devices.
Ergonomic mouse and keyboard
Working for hours at a computer is very tiring. Take care of your wrists – use ergonomic mice and keyboards, as well as wrist rests that will protect you from injuries. This will not only ensure better comfort of work, but also protect you from degeneration of the joints. Vertical mouses look strange – it’s true. But trust me, your wrists will thank you for this.
Last but not least – wireless headphones
When working at home, get rid of as many cables as possible. Choose wireless headphones to comfortably answer calls and participate in video conferences. The headphones will also allow you to muffle the sounds of the environment, which allows for better focus.
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